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Run: The Legend of Badjan Kholi - Chapter 4
Told from the viewpoint of the assassin
Smiling to myself, I folded the letter neatly and swiftly, slipping it into my bag. I tied the leather strap and gazed at it for a moment of forlorn loss. It carried the only possessions I had.
It wasn’t as if I didn’t enjoy this life, though. I depended on no one and no one depended on me. I carried with me only what I needed and I traveled everywhere and anywhere my heart desired. Still, my getting mixed up in affairs that didn’t involve me had led to my becoming an assassin.
It wasn’t like I had a choice, though. I was literate, I had picked up several trades, and I could defend myself independently, so I really couldn&
Run: The Legend of Badjan Kholi - Chapter 3Chapter 3
Trying to Forget
Told from the viewpoint of Soewn Kholi
I took one more deep breath, becoming frustrated as the pain seared across my chest again. Just stop breathing, I thought to myself, growling as I couldn’t and my struggled sob inflicted its punishment on my wound. I silently clenched my jaw and my fists, cursing Badjan under my breath. Tears stung my eyes as I angrily wondered when it would stop.
At the fifth or sixth breath since my waking, I had had enough. A maid entered the room and bowed respectfully to me, walking over and placing her hands gingerly over my body to remove the wraps of cloth covering the wound. I stopped her with my own hand and frowned. “Get the doctor and my wife.” The maid wordlessly bowed again and closed the door behind her as she ran off.
I shifted slightly under the thin bed sheets, huffing, thus bringing upon myself the sharp twinge as a trickle of blood s
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